Texture

Definition of texture

We will speak of texture to describe the characteristic of a table. The texture will always be that of a painting and not that of our two hidden cards. An flop can have a precise texture and the 5 common cards can have a precise texture. For example, an flop 2-2-7 will be said to be "dry" since it offers few possibilities. An flop 7-8-9 with 2 hearts will have a dynamic texture. Sometimes you'll hear people say "Here you can bet on the flop in normal circumstances, but not on this texture" or "With the texture on the board, I think the bluff is good".

The texture of a board influences your game

We won't play our hand the same way every texture seconds. For example, if we have 88 on 8-2-2, we will not play our hand the same way as if we have 88 on 8-9-7 with three hearts. The texture on the board is very important in the equation when thinking about how we are going to play our hand. On some textures there will be a lot of bluffing. On other types of textures, there will be less bluffing. Your opponents won't react to your bets in the same way on all textures either.

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